Friday, May 02, 2008


With happy, joy filled hearts we introduce our daughter Sophia Joy (CHINESE NAME TO BE DECIDED ON) Rizzo... WOW! that is awesome to write that after all this time. It seems so surreal, so wonderful... our prayers have been answered and our dreams have come true today..

Today was everything we have dreamed about for more then two years........... and more. We will share how everything happened today with all of you but, first we know you want the details, so here are the pictures of our beauty. When you are done gazing at her scroll down and find out all about our girl..Isn't she the most beautiful little girl you have ever seen? ........ We Think so...........

Her name : Wan Jin te

Her Birthday: March 31st 2007 (2 days before Daddy)

What city and province is she from: Wanzai Jiangxi

How much she weights: 14 pounds

How long is she : 23 inches

Once Zhou translates our referral information, we will have more to post:

We can't stop looking at her pictures. She is absolutely beautiful and she's OUR baby!!!! Our agency told us that we should be able to travel sometime in June

We are so in love !!!!!!

Stay tuned


Mike and Rhonda said...

Susan and Riz,

She is the most beautiful baby I have ever seen! She is adorable, just adorable. The picture makes me want to just kiss her little face. I know that you guys are over the moon! Congrats!!!!

Julie said...

I am crying - she is so beautiful. Just perfect in every way. And she looks like you too! I want to be there to hug you right now!!! That is the sweetest little face I have ever seen. Has the wait melted away yet??? Every second has been worth it for this moment right now!

hiltonsheadeast said...

OMG!! OMG!! She is the cutest, sweetest, most beautiful. There she is, little Sophia Joy. I'm crying so hard I can't see what I'm typing. Congratulations Mom & Dad .... Champagne Moment !!!!
Lori & Andy (Auntie Lori & Uncle Andy)

Shelly said...

Congratulations Susan & Riz! :) What a beautiful baby girl! Just precious! Her sweet smile melts our hearts and we know she must have your hearts already! What a cutie patootie! Can't wait to see Sophia Joy in your arms! Rejoicing with you on your special day!

Shelly & David LID 1*24*06

Stephe said...

OMG!!! She's just AMAZING! LOVE those EYES!! I'm just so happy for the both of you!! FINALLY!!! It's Mommy & Daddy from here on out, forever and ever! Love you both!

Lori & I have already started the celebritory champagne drinking in honor of Sophia. :)

Ladybugsmom said...

Susan and Riz,
She is absolutely beautiful and as pretty as her name. We can't wait to meet the 3 of you in China. Congrats.
Emily and Mel
still haven't gotten the call 1/11/06

Diane said...

Susan and Riz,
I am crying such happy tears for you! Sophia is an angel from Heaven!
God Bless!
Diane and Gary

Melissa said...

Congratulations!!!!! She is so beautiful. I love the last photo, look at that little smile! We can't wait to meet her and I hope for speedy travel time!

Gail said...

Susan and Riz,
Congratulations! She is a cutie!
So petite!
Enjoy this day!!

Tamara said...

Susan and Riz-

She is beautiful! She looks so sweet and what a great smile! We are so excited for you! Congratulations- I hope you are able to travel soon-soon-soon.
I know that you are bouncing off the wall today- and you can pack tomorrow.

Michelle said...

Congratulations! She is so precious! What a wonderful day:)

Michelle said...

Congratulations! She is so precious! What a wonderful day:)

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! She is beautiful. What an expressive little face. And you have a picture of her smiling- too cute! I can’t wait to give her a big smooch on the cheek (after the appropriate amount of bonding with Mama and Baba of course). Congratulations to you both. She is such a little sweetie. Mackenzie has a baby friend!!!
Hugs, Layla

Kevin & Kimberly said...


She is just beautiful!! She has gorgeous eyes!! I love her smile!!

I know you are over joyed and so over the moon!! We are so happy for you both!! She is precious!!

Congrats to the new mommy and daddy!!


Sharon said...

She is just the sweetest thing!! I'm so glad to finally hear..we are all anxiously waiting this afternoon. Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you both. She is just beautiful!!


andyh said...

She has all the best bits of both of you - how do they do that ??? Fantastic - we are so so happy for you all....

Mr Hilton

Tracy said...

What a happy and sweet and pretty girl you have!! CONGRATULATIONS!

Angela & Bryan said...

no wonder you are in love...look at that smile!!

Sophia is precious :)

soooooooo happy for you!!

Angela :)

mumma to many said...

I have tears for you both! Jiangxi babies are the best! Hugs and more hugs! The wait is coming to an end! My heart is singing for you both! I suppose that we will miss you in Nanchang by days!
Hugs enjoy this time she is a cutie pie!
Love Ruth in NZ

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! She is GORGEOUS! God speed on your travels!

LID - 9/11/06 for Ella

Mel said...

She is precious...enjoy this NEVER gets old! ")

Luke said...

They aren't kidding when they say good things come to those who wait. She is OMG pretty! Trust me, I don't say kids are cute for no reason and Sophia is cute!

As a Dad to a little girl, my only man advice to Riz would be:

- Enjoy every moment of it, even the waiting because it will seem like time flies when you look back.
- You can never take to many pictures
- Get a shotgun because boys are the enemy!

Layla and I are thrilled and excited for the both of you. Congratulations!!!!!

Kayce said...

What a smile!!!


Sherri, Todd and Sam said...

Susan and Riz,

Oh my goodness she is the most beautiful baby. I have tears in my eyes i'm full of excitement and joy for the both of you. I can't stop looking at her. Congratulations...I can't stop crying we're so happy for you both and I don't know what else to say being I can't even see my keys..
Sherri & Todd

Courtney said...

Congrats! She's beautiful!

Christine said...

She is absolutely beautiful. I am so happy for you. I am crying happy tears. I can't wait until you are holding her. She is precious.
enjoy....and have fun planning!!!

NorasMommy said...

Susan & Riz -
Congratulations, Sophia is beautiful! She looks so thoughtful and serious in the photos with her brow all scrunched up.

Speedy travels!!

Melissa said...

Perfect! She is perfectly beautiful! I am so excited for you that your day has come! Sohpia Jou is just a cutie and I have to wipe the tears away so I can just stare at her picture! You have truly been blessed!

LaLa said...

She is beautiful!!! So happy you had the day you have dreamed of. Can't wait to hear more details..oh, and did I tell you how gorgeous she that smile : )

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

She's so cute! I love her smiley 3rd pic!


Jacqui said...


I'm a friend of your friends, Matt and Amy. We traveled to China with them as well. So happy for you.

Again, Congrats! Life is so much better from now on.


Donna & Joe said...

OMG...crying as I type this...she is beautiful!! I love that you got a photo with her cool is that.

You and Riz are officially Momma and Baba! Congratulations...we are SO happy for you both! You will be awesome parents!

Donna & Joe :)

Donna & Andrew said...

Congratulations she is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

OMG! I am crying here. Congratulations!!!!! She is absolutely precious-her smile just melts my heart. God Bless the THREE of you!

Love, hugs and kisses,
Carol, Bill and Emily Rose

Alyson & Ford said...

She is so adorable all bundled up! You must be so proud! Your forever family will be complete soon. Have a speedy trip!

Alyson LID 01/27/06

Cheri & Shane said...

Susan & Riz,

Sophia has the sweetest face and that smile...OMG, I just want to reach through the computer screen and give her a big hug.

Congratulations...we are so happy for all three of you!!

June is right around the corner...soon she'll be in your arms!!

Love you!!
Cheri, Shane & Hope

Susan said...

Congratulations. She is absolutely beautiful!

Scott & Hope said...

Susan!! She is beautiful!! Precious and we are sooooo happy for you guys!! our day FINALLY came!!! We are soooooo it love just as you guys are!!! Love Scott & Hope

Sheryl said...

Have your feet touched the ground yet? She is just darling!! Congratulations MOMMY and DADDY!

geminirn said...



DiJo said...

She is precious. And, she looks so happy! Congratulations! I am the proud Mama of a Jiangxi Jewel too. Blessings as you prepare to bring your's home soon!
-Diana (Ruby Mei 5/8/07 Gotcha!)

Janet said...

Hi. My name is Janet and we were in Wanzai, Jiangxhi in December adopting our daughter.
We visited the orphanage and I think I have a photo of your daughter!
If you would like it, I'll send it to you. My email address is
I saw your blog on Rumour Queen and I haven't visited the site for several months. What a coincidence...

She is very beautiful-just like all the others in our group. Best of luck in your journey to China and when you return home. (That's when the fun begins!!)

our treasures said...

She is so sweet. You make a wonderful family. go get that sweet baby girl

Ladybugsmom said...

Susan and Riz,
I left you a message about 15 minutes prior to our call, again she is just lovely...Can you believe it we won't have our picture until Monday...another glorious day...
Emily and Mel
LID 1/11/06 no longer waiting/ finally parents

Wendy said...

I have been waiting and waiting and waiting for you to finally get that referral of your cute little girl. I am so excited that it's finally here. She is just gorgeous!!!!! Congratulations


LilyKate's Mom said...

She is so adorable and sweet! We are beyond excited for you. We can't wait to meet her. We love you guys! What a day!!

Worth every second of waiting, right?

much love,
Susan and J-Love

momladybird said...

Congratulations Susan & Rizz,

YAH Another Jiangxi Baby!

What a gorgeous smile Sophia has!

Speedy travels to you!



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Mie said...

Congratulations - she is just so beautifull !! I guess she was well worth the wait :-)
Love from your old secret pal
Mie from Denmark

Anonymous said...

Congratulations is not nearly enough to say! Sophia Joy is such a beautiful little baby! We are just so happy for you both and your extended family. What a blessing! What a day! I cried so much after you called the first was as if I was getting the call again. We SO wish we were there to be able to come throw our arms around you and dance for joy with you. Know we were celebrating here for you. We can't wait to meet her!
The Greeson family
P.S. I had to get online first thing this am to see her again!

NewMommy said...

Riz and Susan-
Your daughter is just adorable. Her expressions in the photos are priceless. I am so excited for you both. Per and I wish you the best with your upcoming travel and look foward to hopefully meeting your daughter when she arrives.
You all have been blessed-
Kim & Per

Steve and Jen said...

Congratulations!!! What a cute little smile.

Claire's Mom said...

I had to wait until today to wish you a big CONGRATS! Tears of joy were flowing yesterday and I couldn't type. We are SO happy for you. She is absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to watch as you meet your precious Sophia!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

A huge congrats on your referral... what a cherub... take care

karenhry said...

Susan & Riz,
We are SOOO happy for you!!!She is beautiful..We've been thinking of you ever since we saw her picture and we know how happy you are right now..I'm so thrilled her birthday is MY birthday.. We will be birthday buddies!!! Lots of Love!!! Congratulations!!

Amy said...

Oh she's adorable! Congratulations to your & your family :)